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L.A. Starks

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THE SECOND LAW (Lynn Dayton Thriller #3): *winner of first place award from Texas Authors for best international thriller,
*quarter-finalist (one of 62 out of 800+) for the 2019 BookLife Prize with a critic's rating of 9.5/10.0.
*finalist in action/adventure category of the National Indie Excellence Awards 2020.

THE SECOND LAW is about deadly cybersabotage. Protagonist Lynn Dayton must uncover and stop a multi-pronged plot.

"unremitting suspense throughout...Spirited characters, both good and bad, populate this engaging, often surprising thriller."--Kirkus

Readers who enjoy stories of mystery, murder, mayhem and espionage will relish the intricate, complex yet highly accessible series of events The Second Law unfolds."
--D. Donovan, Senior Rev
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Free Kindle short story, set in Paris, between July 2-July 6. "Robert and Therese Guillard: Choices" --ties into book 1 of the Lynn Dayton thriller series, 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy
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This book, first published in 1968 before the Arches National Park was a national park and instead was unpaved with few visitor amenities, is enlightening, albeit self-indulgently misanthropic at points. (E.g. the national parks are for people, whom ...more
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Great mystery. Stylized and of its time in language and idiom, but it gets better and better throughout. Very interesting characters.

Well worth the time.

Recommended to mystery readers, especially those who like New York settings.
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message 22: by Stephen

Stephen Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to reading your books.


message 21: by Carolyn

Carolyn Hi L.A. - thanks for the friend request. I see you are a writer of thrillers, that must be so much fun!


message 20: by L.A.

L.A. Starks William wrote: "UK Amazon URL for Strike Price

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strike-Price...

Just got it in Amazon.co.UK - NOT £0.00, sorry
I actually paid £5.35..."


Hi William,
Sorry if there is confusion. The Kindle Unlimited price is 0.00--that's out of my hands because Amazon itself runs that program. The UK Kindle Countdown discount I mentioned starts (and is the largest) September 12, with an initial price of 0.99 pounds, gradually increasing by the 19th back to 5.35 pounds.

LAS


message 19: by William (last edited Sep 06, 2016 08:56AM)

William UK Amazon URL for Strike Price

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strike-Price...

Just got it in Amazon.co.UK - NOT £0.00, sorry
I actually paid £5.35 - Is this the discounted price?!!


message 18: by L.A.

L.A. Starks Christy wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite.....You said "Purdue!" I'm curious now....do you have a connection to the university?"

I came very close to attending for college, so West Lafayette remains special to me. (And after college I lived and worked in northwest Indiana for a year.)


message 17: by Christy

Christy Thank you for the friend invite.....You said "Purdue!" I'm curious now....do you have a connection to the university?


Mac_dickenson Hi, LA. Thanks for the add!


Ubendran Have A Prosperous New Year.....
Enjoy reading the books....
All D Best for your books challenge....
Give Best books for us....


Samuel Hi, The Orion Team is now doing a "Ask Me Anything" interview with military thriller writer Joshua Hood, author of "Clear By Fire" . Click the link and post questions early!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Gone With The Wind Thanks for friend request


message 12: by Janey

Janey Mack Hi LA, Thank you for adding me--I love how close our tastes run! Would love to swap reads with you--my first comes out June 30.
Your blurbs look terrific!


message 11: by Rod

Rod Thanks for adding Me as a friend look forward to reading your books


message 10: by L.A.

L.A. Starks taide wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I read The Summer of Dead Toys a few years ago and I loved it!"

I am about to read The Summer of Dead Toys. I liked The Good Suicides.


message 9: by Raymunda (last edited Aug 31, 2014 11:57AM)

Raymunda Thanks for the friend request! I read The Summer of Dead Toys a few years ago and I loved it!


message 8: by L.A.

L.A. Starks Zenny,
Thanks. Do let me know if you read and like one or both.
LAS


message 7: by Zenny

Zenny Thanks for the invite! I see that you're an author, I'll have to check out your books!


message 6: by L.A.

L.A. Starks Megan wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I see you are reading Wool as well, how is it? I just started it 5 minutes ago haha."

It is great. Well worth reading--you'll enjoy it.


message 5: by Megan

Megan Thanks for the friend request! I see you are reading Wool as well, how is it? I just started it 5 minutes ago haha.


Carrie Thank you for the friend request. And no no I haven't read nearly that amount, I just want to read that amount, ha ha.


message 3: by Gina

Gina Thanks for the friend request!


message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi L.A.,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


Kimberly Thanks for adding me as a friend!


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